Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st St | New York, NY | Lower and Middle School Associate Librarian

Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our 
Mission and Goals.

Lower/Middle School Associate Librarian
Full time
Beginning August 25, 2022
Position: Lower/Middle School Associate Librarian
Reports to: Lower School and Middle School Head, Library Dept. Chair
FLSA: Exempt, full-time

We are seeking a Lower/Middle School Associate Librarian who enjoys working with children to join our active, enthusiastic team of librarians for a 2-year appointment, beginning late August 2022 with the ability to apply for a 3rd year. The ideal candidate will have a facility with technology, knowledge of information literacy, enthusiasm for children’s literature, and be passionate about working with children in a school library setting.

Instructional Support

Class Assistance
  • Assist with 17 weekly pre-kindergarten to fourth grade library classes. Assistance includes:
    • Check out/in of library materials
    • Preparation of materials for instruction
    • Reading aloud
    • Classroom management
Curriculum Planning
  • Prepare curricular units under supervision of the LS Librarian and Head of the Mentoring Program:
    • Write lesson plans
    • Prepare class materials
    • Collection development for unit
    • Teach classes
    • Formal evaluation of these units is done by school administration and the LS Librarian
Student and Library Supervision
  • Assist with library supervision of Middle School students after school
  • Prepare displays, bulletin boards and other promotional materials
  • Help to maintain an attractive and orderly library
  • Assistant is responsible for closing the library every school day at 5 pm
Readers Advisory
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for reading and recommending books for young readers
  • Assist students and parents during annual Book Fair
Administrative & Clerical Support:

Processing & Ordering
  • Process and help catalog library materials
  • Maintain periodical collection
  • Maintain inventory of office and book processing supplies
  • Assist with birthday books program
Collection and Catalog Maintenance
  • Assist in keeping the online catalog current and discard materials as directed
  • Repair books and other materials
  • Assist in annual inventory and weeding of collection
  • Manage new patron import each fall and maintain patron records throughout the school year
  • Shelve books and periodicals, with the help of parent volunteers
Technology Support
  • Assist students and faculty with use of laptops and printers
  • Troubleshoot technology problems, with help of technology office
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive
  • Working knowledge of Internet search techniques
Faculty/Staff Activities
  • Participate in library department meetings
  • Participate in faculty development days
  • Masters of Library and Information Science student or recent graduate
  • Experience working with children
  • Passion for children’s and young adult literature
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Facility with technology
  • Able to lift 25lbs and engage in frequent movement(standing, crouching, carrying)
Link to Apply:

It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.